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The MMA Circus w/ Volkan Oezdemir and Mookie Alexander

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Episode 122 of The MMA Circus features UFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir and BloodyElbow.com’s own Mookie Alexander.

EPISODE 122: The MMA Circus, hosted by Nick Baldwin and guest co-host Jed Meshew, is back for your listening pleasure.


Volkan OezdemirUFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir discusses his 42-second knockout win over Jimi Manuwa at UFC 214 this past weekend and surprising people once again, whether he was surprised how quickly he got it done, whether he believes Manuwa overlooked him, why he deserves the next title shot against new champ Jon Jones but why he won’t be surprised if Alexander Gustafsson gets it, Jones’ win over Daniel Cormier, fighting for Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov’s MMA organization in April 2016, and much more.

Mookie Alexander — BloodyElbow.com’s own Mookie Alexander discusses how he got into sports writing at a young age of 13 years old, whether he ever imagined he’d ever be writing full time, when he transitioned from mostly covering mainstream sports to MMA, how his gig at BloodyElbow.com came to be, potentially writing about more sports in the future, why he prefers written content over video, the future of MMA journalism, and much more.

Discussion Topics:

  • UFC 214 recap
  • How the UFC could do better in regards to building its women’s featherweight division
  • Athleticism in MMA
  • UFC Fight Night 114 (brief) preview
  • Gets It/Doesn’t Get It
  • Dumb Questions

Social Media:

Nick Baldwin: @NickBaldwinMMA

Jed Meshew: @JedKMeshew

Volkan Oezdemir: @volkan_oezdemir

Mookie Alexander: @mookiealexander


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